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How to buy Lear Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Lear Corporation stock.

Lear Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. Lear Corporation shares (LEA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lear Corporation employs 160,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $20.4 billion.

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Lear Corporation stock price (NYSE: LEA)

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Lear Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-31.
Latest market close$149.46
52-week range$114.02 - $172.94
50-day moving average $133.75
200-day moving average $134.33
Wall St. target price$153.52
PE ratio 37.7668
Dividend yield $3.08 (2.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.86

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Lear Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $149.46 from 2023-02-01

1 week (2023-01-26) 9.70%
1 month (2022-12-30) 20.51%
3 months (2022-11-02) 16.03%
6 months (2022-08-02) -3.70%
1 year (2022-02-02) -13.09%
2 years (2021-02-02) -5.85%
3 years (2020-01-31) 21.33%
5 years (2018-02-02) 186.11

Is Lear Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Lear Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lear Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lear Corporation's P/E ratio

Lear Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Lear Corporation shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lear Corporation's PEG ratio

Lear Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.36. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lear Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lear Corporation's EBITDA

Lear Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lear Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lear Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $20.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.65%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.52%
Return on equity TTM 6.99%
Profit margin 1.14%
Book value $72.63
Market capitalisation $8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lear Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lear Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Lear Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lear Corporation's overall score of 13.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 11st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lear Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Lear Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.41/100

Lear Corporation's environmental score of 5.41 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lear Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.71/100

Lear Corporation's social score of 5.71 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Lear Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.35/100

Lear Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lear Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Lear Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lear Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lear Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lear Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.98
Total ESG percentile 10.82
Environmental score 5.41
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 5.71
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 5.35
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Lear Corporation share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.03% of net profits

Recently Lear Corporation has paid out, on average, around 52.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lear Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lear Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.08 per share.

Lear Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Lear Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 26 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lear Corporation's shares ever split?

Lear Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 March 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lear Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lear Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lear Corporation's share price.

Lear Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lear Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $114.0155 up to $172.9371. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LEA.US volatility(beta: 1.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lear Corporation's is 1.5047. This would suggest that Lear Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lear Corporation overview

Lear Corporation designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, and electrical distribution systems and related components for automotive original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Its Seating segment offers seat systems, seat subsystems, keyseat components, seat trim covers, seat mechanisms, seat foams, and headrests, as well as surface materials, such as leather and fabric for automobiles and light trucks, compact cars, pick-up trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The company's E-Systems segment provides electrical distribution and connection systems that route electrical signals and networks; and manage electrical power within the vehicle for various powertrains. This segment's products comprise wire harnesses, terminals and connectors, engineered components, and junction boxes; electronic system products, including body domain control modules, smart and passive junction boxes, gateway and communication modules, integrated power modules, and high voltage switching and power control systems. It also offers software and connected services comprising Xevo Market, an in-vehicle commerce and service platform; and software and services for the cloud, vehicles, and mobile devices. In addition, this segment provides cybersecurity software; advanced vehicle positioning for automated and autonomous driving applications; and short-range communication and cellular protocols for vehicle connectivity. It offers its products and services under the XEVO, GUILFORD, EAGLE OTTAWA, ConfigurE+, INTUTM, LEAR CONNEXUSTM, EXO, JOURNEYWARE, ProTec, SMART JUNCTION BOX, STRUCSURE, AVENTINO, and TeXstyle brands.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lear Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.215% of Lear Corporation shares are held by insiders and 104.795% by institutions.
How many people work for Lear Corporation?
Latest data suggests 160,100 work at Lear Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Lear Corporation?
Lear Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lear Corporation based?
Lear Corporation's address is: 21557 Telegraph Road, Southfield, MI, United States, 48033
What is Lear Corporation's ISIN number?
Lear Corporation's international securities identification number is: US5218652049
What is Lear Corporation's CUSIP number?
Lear Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 521893107

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